Cave of Eternal Stench
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This is a good route protected with gear & bolts that goes out of the cave and onto the slab above. The name is a bit of a mystery, although the cave does drip with water. Watch out for marmots ;)
Start up in the cave with some chimney stemming clipping a bolt. Some may find this difficult, but finding the right sequence makes it 5.7. Pull onto the slab and chase 4 more bolts that you can supplement with some gear. At the 5th bolt, the 5.7 variation, The Voodoo That You Do, goes to the right. Continue up and into a shallow crack (crux). Clip 2 more bolts and reach the 2 bolt anchor with chains.
Rappel the route. Consider knots if you are using a 70m rope.
This starts in the cave on the Labyrinth Wall and goes out onto the slab.
7 bolts & small gear to #0.5 or #0.75. 2 ropes or be careful with a 70m (it's a stretcher).
|Comments on Cave of Eternal Stench
From: Golden, CO
May 22, 2013
If wind is broken in the cave, the name will reveal itself....
|By Alex A|
Sep 9, 2013
The upper crack is 5.7/8 not 5.9 and not the crux, is the trad crux, need some small cams, the crux is the cave.
From: Englewood, CO
Sep 30, 2013
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c
I felt that the trad crux was harder than the cave. Fun route.